Some Tips On Using Electric Smoker


If you love doing some barbeque you must really familiar with many products from Masterbuilt or from any other companies. I have to say that they are giving so many great choices on choosing an electric smoker. Masterbuilt for example are having more than 30 choices that each of them is having their own uniqueness. So make sure to know every detail about it to make that you are picking a good one that suits to your need. I have some experience on using an electric smoker, so I want to share you some tips on using this machine.

Consider Everything From The Machine

Yeah, you really need to consider everything before you start jump out on this thing. Some important things such as price, the built quality, dimension, and the cleaning process are important to know. Like I said before, each of them are having their own uniqueness and taking difference on handling it. Remember to consider all of that factors before buying to make sure you are getting a maximize experience on grilling and barbequing.

Seasoning Is Important

Many people seem forget about this case and they sometimes use their machine before doing any seasoning process. This is an important process before you use the machine for the first time. It is like the cleaning process to help everything is okay preventing any dangerous material that was left going into your food.

You just need to set your machine in around 200 degrees Fahrenheit for almost 3 or 4 hours and for each hour places some wood chips. After the process is complete, leave your machine off and you are ready on doing your first barbeque party.

Know Your Unit

Everything you have to do is needed to be familiarized in order to master it. This is also including on using this machine where you have to know each process and familiar with it. Masterbuilt for example is having a vertical design which is good and not for some reasons. It looks pretty safe and easy to handling, but it does not have many spaces on the inside. This is what I am talking about familiarize everything.

Finding a good spot for your unit is also important. Make sure to leave it in the open area where the air circulation is good. Never ever leave it on the close area which could become pretty dangerous for the machine.

Preheat The Electric Smoker

Many people who started to jump out on this thing seem forget that the preheating process is also important. Some people are just putting the meat into the machine even before the unit is heating. Do not do that because you are not going to get the best taste if you do it. If you love doing a barbeque party, you have to preheat the unit in some degrees. Check your meat cooking guide in finding the right temperature for it. So, when the party is started you are already ready to start it over.

The electric machine from Masterbuilt or Southern Country Smoke usually having a pretty good thermometer so you could this feature to measure the right temperature for your meat, so the result that you get would be really good.

Be Patient

Actually there are so many things that you could do in the preheating process. You probably would have some free time on waiting process, so what about preparing your meat and it would be ready when you want to use it. You can start rubbing your meat while waiting this process. Yeah, we really know that it’s better to do it the night before, but sometimes we do not have much time to do it and the only time that we could it is on the party.

When the coming to the cooking process, always have to check the temperature regularly, I always hold the meat thermometer at hand to make sure that the temperature is hotter or lower enough. Like I said, patient is the key on getting the best taste. The biggest problem that we could have here is that some of the meats are cooked faster than other meats, so that is why handling the temperature is pretty important to prevent it is happening.


That is all of some tips that I know on using the electric smoker. I have started on doing this hobby for couple years and I am pretty love the whole thing. The process and the enjoyment are the biggest reason why I love doing this hobby. One last word from me to always choose the smoker that suits to your needs. Never listen to someone just because it is good on marketing or something. You need to know everything before you can start decided if it’s good or not to our taste. I hope all of tips are helpful for you and please make any comment if you have any question.